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Attaching Chickasaws to the United States

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CollectionHistorical Society Of Pennsylvania: Gratz Autograph Collection view image
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Date April 16, 1794
Author Name General James Robertson (primary) Location: Nashville, Territory South of the Ohio
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary) Location: Head Quarters
Summary Robertson has engaged Robert Thompson, a Chickasaw who speaks some English, to accompany the three Chickasaw warriors who will visit Wayne's camp. Their nation is powerful and it will be useful to attach them to the interests of the United States. They want good guns to go to war with but will return them when the campaign is over. Robertson's brother Elijah will pilot them as far as Governor Shelby's.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Anthony Wayne; James Robertson; linquister [interpreter]; seventy warriors; Robert Thompson; Chickasaw; Elijah Robertson; ;
Related Places Head Quarters; Nashville; Territory South of the Ohio; ;
Keywords invitations from the President; compensation; Indian affairs; ;
Key Phrases He is civil and inoffensive when sober but an abusive dog when intoxicated;

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